State Democratic Party Involvement In District 3
Some interesting points have been brought up regarding the involvement of the State Party in the District 3 race. Jason Wessel, who worked on the Janneke House campaign, made this comment to a previous post: "the state dems were not actively involved in the campaign. For example, during phone banking on election day we had our volunteers using cell phones because all the state party lines were reserved for Soren [Simonsen]'s volunteers." Another commenter felt that the State Party was split in it's support of Janneke House. I suppose Jason's account bears that out. If it's true the State Party resisted helping Janneke House but threw a great amount of weight behind Soren Simonsen, then I think it's reasonable to assume that a lot of pressure was put on the Party from Democrats supporting Councilman Jergensen. I think this underscores Councilman Jergensen's strength as a potential mayoral candidate. It also demonstrates the point at which the "party card" begins to break apart in non- affiliated races.